Birka Traders

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Title

Birka Traders

Subject

armaments, Peter Beatson, Birka, jewellery, market, merchant, metalwork, New South Wales, NSW, re-enactment, retail, Sweden, Sydney, trading centre, Viking, Viking Age, archaeology

Description

Birka Traders was the online store created by Peter Beatson to sell his medieval metalwork. The collection included mainly jewellery and personal items such as belt buckles and strap ends, and focussed on the early medieval period, particularly the Viking Age. The items were based on actual archaeological finds. The store closed in January 2011.

Birka was the main trading centre/market place in Sweden visited by international merchants between c. 760 and 960.

Creator

Beatson, Peter

Date

8 January 2012

Rights

Peter Beatson

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Citation

“Birka Traders,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed August 22, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/722.